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Optional Travel Insurance

Optional travel insurance with Generali Global Assistance is available for purchase.


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Time Zones

When visiting our area, please be aware that it is in two different time zones, Eastern and Central. With that being said, sometimes clocks on electronic devices change to reflect the nearest time zone. This may cause some confusion when determining the correct time. Central time zone applies to Mexico Beach, and Eastern time zone applies to St. Joe Beach, Beacon Hill, Port St. Joe, Windmark Beach, Port St. Joe, SR 30A, Cape San Blas, CR 30-A and Indian Pass.


Visiting with Pets

While a few of our properties adhere to a “No Pets” policy, a select number of our homes welcome dogs and are advertised as Pet Friendly. This will be specifically noted on each property’s information page. A non-refundable pet fee of $125 will be applied to your reservation and a completed pet addendum will be required if you decide to bring your furry friends. Our vacation rental homes welcome dogs, no other pets are allowed.


For your own comfort and for the comfort of our homeowners and other guests, there are certain rules and restrictions that must apply to the Pet Friendly properties. Please click the link below to view our Pet Policies.


"Leave No Trace"

In 2015, a “Leave No Trace” ordinance was issued for Gulf County beaches.


The following information is a highlight of the rules implemented by the Leave No Trace ordinance

  • All unattended personal items (chairs, tents, toys, kayaks, etc.) must be removed daily from the beach no later than 1 hour after published time of sunset and can be placed back on beach after sunrise the following day.
  • All holes created must be filled in prior to leaving the beach each day.
  • Overnight camping must not be within 400 feet of any waterfront residence.
  • Glass bottles, containers, etc. are prohibited on Gulf County beaches.
  • Bonfires are permissible, but must not be within 100 feet of any structure, and all remnants must be extinguished and removed from the beach that same day. All items other than natural wood are prohibited from burning (i.e.-pallets, wood with screws or nails, pressure-treated wood, etc.).
  • All trash must be removed from the beach.
  • Soliciting and canvassing on the beach is prohibited other than County Administration and Law Enforcement officials.
  • It is unlawful to remove sand from Gulf County beaches.

Anything you bring to the beach with you should leave the beach with you. Please do not leave any belongings on the beach overnight. We are very proud of our beaches and want to keep them in pristine condition.


Driving on the beach is only allowed with a permit issued to Gulf County Residents or property owners only. For more details about beach driving permits  please read the full ordinance here.


Special Events

On the Forgotten Coast, we are always having special events or festivals that are exciting and fun. Whether you are interested in a fishing tournament, festival or simply want to take an exercise class, visit to get a complete list of upcoming events happening around our area.



If you have additional questions on what to expect when staying in one of our rental homes, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.